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  • Very Small Portion Of Our Brain Activity
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    Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming cause different brain wave activity. Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our "window" into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity, which many people say is only 10%. Other areas control things like breath...
  • Estimations Of Brain Activity
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    Measuring Brain Activity Most of the noninvasive imaging methods estimate brain activity by changes in blood flow, oxygen consumption, glucose utilization, etc. Discuss the potential problems with using this type of indirect measure. The brain is the control center of the human body. It sends and receives millions of signals every second, day and night, in the form of hormones, nerve impulses, and chemical messengers. This exchange of information makes us move, eat, sleep, and think. Obstruction...
  • Merrys's Stutter
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    The Failure to Develop Many people stutter; however people usually outgrow stuttering. But it is not something that people just do for a short while to attract attention. People who do stutter are actually really embarrassed by it and the attention they receive from stuttering and fear the next time that it will happen. They will often avoid situations in which stuttering will be a problem. Stutterers have no control over when they stutter or don't. Contrary to the therapist in the novel America...
  • Functions Of Consciousness 1
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    Section 4: Consciousness Pages 114-117 I. Defining Consciousnessa. Consciousness is commonly defined as being aware of the immediate environment. i. For example, knowing when to go to class or work. b. Consciousness also deals with awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and memories. i. Examples 1. Making plans for dates. 2. Getting annoyed at your performance in school. 3. Thinking back about good times with your friends. c. Early psychologists and their studies i. When early psychologists studi...
  • Abuse Of Inhalants
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    What is huffing? The intentional breathing of gas or vapors with the purpose of reaching a high. What does huffing do to the brain? Changes the electrical activity of the brain. On a, (or EEG) the brain will show up as sharp impulses. What toxic effects and the "risks" that occur with this practice on the body. The brain: changes the electrical activity within the brain, possibly resulting in hallucinations and convulsions. Also the center of emotional behavior, is adversely affected during and ...
  • Level Of Dopamine Activity In The Brain
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    Dopamine As the chemical responsible for the pleasurable sensations felt by the human brain, dopamine has been found to be active in many aspects of every day life. Any physiological action that receives a positive feedback, such as a handshake, a kiss, or the use of a drug, can cause the level of dopamine activity in the brain to increase. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that relays messages from one neuron to the next. Through axons, neurons influence neurological activity in many regions, spec...
  • Daily Activity
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    The morning comes, and I know there is a long day ahead of me. School is the first duty I attend to which helps to develop my brain and to prepare me for the future. The other activity that I attend to daily, which allows me a break from the mental strains of school and learning, is that of personal self improvement through physical toils of weight lifting and exercise. One develops one's brain through school and study, but the brain is just one organ in the body. The gym and the resources it of...
  • Brain Basis Of Synesthetic Color Experience
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    Synesthesia is a phenomenon in which a sensory experience in one modality triggers a sensory experience in another modality. This experience may take many forms with the pairings of various senses. One synesthete, for instance, may hear particular tones which correspond to particular colors, another may experience a particular taste when viewing a particular shape. In its most common form, each number or each letter of the alphabet will automatically elicit a specific color. In each case, there ...
  • Single Cause Of Add
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    Attention Deficit Order (ADD) is a syndrome which is usually characterized by serious and persistent difficulties in poor attention span, weak impulse control and also hyperactivity. ADD is a subtype illness which included hyperactivity (ADHD). The illness is treatable, however it cannot be cured. It is a complex disorder which affects approximately 3 to 6 percent of the population. Common characteristics of ADD include inattentiveness, impulsity and usually hyperactivity. Individuals with ADD h...

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